Frustrated local leaders urge Congress to act on PFAS

Local officials and community leaders want Congress to designate toxic chemicals that are contaminating drinking water as hazardous materials. (Photo by Alex Kondratiev via Unsplash)
Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.